Scene and Heard

Russian roots to ’American roots music’

RON HARTMAN/CHRONICLE PHOTO - Melissa Ruth and the Likely Stories perform a lively version of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” on Saturday night at the Brewstation on Sixth Street in Cottage Grove.

COTTAGE GROVE – Imagine all the questions you would have – especially in today’s war-torn world – if your parents grew up in Russia.

Melissa Ruth shared some of those thoughts Saturday night at the Brewstation, offering up her feelings in a song, “Nashi Lyudi,” which translates to “Our People.”

“My dad’s family is of Doukhobor . . .